George Lazenby returns to the spy game in the brand new audio drama ‘Passport to Oblivion’ by Spiteful Puppet, featuring an all-star cast, including Glynis Barber, Nikolas Grace, Michael Brandon and Terence Stamp as ‘C’ the Head of MI6.
Jenna Coleman discusses the play All My Sons at The Old Vic, musician Howard Jones chats about his new album, writer Russell T. Davies and actor Rory Kinnear on the BBC One drama Years And Years, plus the author Michelle Paver speaks about her new novel Wakenhyrst. Plus Grill Graham with Maria McErlane.
Program: ‘Graham Norton‘ Channel: BBC Radio 2 Date: Saturday, 11 May, 2017 Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM (BST)
While a guest on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show to promote the new BBC One drama ‘Years And Years’, Rory Kinnear answers a listeners question about his involvement in Bond 25.
BBC Radio 2 marks the 80th birthday of the multi-award-winning lyricist and much-loved Radio 2 presenter Don Black, with a special show at the BBC Radio Theatre.
Michael Ball Presents An Evening With Don Black sees Don take to the stage in conversation with Michael, sharing his thoughts on his life and career. With personal anecdotes and recollections from Don’s remarkable time in show-business, he chooses the songs he’s written that mean so much so him. Plus some surprise guests drop in along the way to help celebrate Don’s incredible work including Lee Mead, David Arnold and Marti Webb.
In a career that’s spanned over 50 years, Don’s won an Oscar, two Tony Awards, six Ivor Novellos and a Golden Globe. He’s written over 100 songs for film including The Italian Job, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dances With Wolves and a quintet of James Bond theme songs – Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun, Surrender (from Tomorrow Never Dies) and The World is Not Enough.
Don’s worked with some of the world’s leading composers: Jule Styne, Henry Mancini, John Barry and Charles Aznavour. And of course he’s collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber on the musicals Song and Dance, Aspects of Love and Sunset Boulevard.
In fact, it was Aznavour who gave Don Black his mantra for life: ‘A man will never grow old if he knows what he’s doing tomorrow and enjoys it.’
In 1958, to mark the 70th birthday of American literary laureate Raymond Chandler, the BBC asked Ian Fleming to interview his old friend.
The resulting interview was an exuberant and far-ranging conversation in which the pair discussed the state of the literary thriller, heroes and villains, how a murder is planned and executed, and the struggle for literary credibility.
** A transcript of the interview is featured in Five Dials issue ‘Number 7‘.